But back on topic. I don't get the whole club scene. Are you supposed to feel cool paying so much for a bottle of booze?
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I have always been a person who tips at least 20% if service is good. You have to be flat out horrible for me to tip less than 10%. Rarely have I ever not left anything. Those people work hard for that money. I have never worked as a server, but I have been a cook, and I worked in bars for 6 years during college and after, bartenders and wait staff don't get much from the place they work.
As for feeling sorry for these guys, when they lose everything. I have empathy/sympathy for their situation, but I also don't feel bad for them. Even if they go broke, they got to do things and see things that most of us will never be privy to from a monetary standpoint. There are plenty of us "regular guys" that are in debt, and we find a way to make our lives work. They have to too.
This $16k tab is at least in LA... $450 a bottle for Ciroq is abotu 50% more then I've seen anwhere in Baltimore. Aqua, Club X and many fo the other high -end Bottle service clubs pretty much topped out around $300 for top shelf bottles. DC area clubs typically in teh $350 range. Las Vegas was in the $500 range.
All of that info is botu 5years old, lol, Those days are in my past. And obviousl;y things liek Dom and Louis the 13th were above those limits, but I am speakign in teh ballpark fo Ciroq.
$15k at Mad River is completely insane. Thats well over 1000 drinks. That's not an expensive club at all.
Out of Town, I am closer to 20%.
I also ave a personal rule of no less the $1 per drink or shot, and also no less then $5 on any "tab" of any kind. If I sit down at a pizza shop with a waitress and my bill comes to $12, the waitress get's $5. Order Chineese and it's $17? Tip is $5. Generally I do not ask for coins back either, and that is added to whatever tip I decide to give.
Maybe it's just me, but that 13% is a lot of money for a relatively small amount of effort.
RE: tipping, which means "To Insure Promptness" by the way, I usually do 15-20% based on the service. If service is bad, I will deduct accordingly. However, I like to shock and awe servers with 50% tips from time to time when they provide uniquely outstanding service. I also like to write to restaurants when I feel like they have a rock star or a stinker on staff.
When I was in the industry, I always thought tips meant "To Insure Proper Service". Guess it varies.
Having worked a bar in my early 20's, I can assure you servers and bartenders work their asses off. Because of that, 20% is my starting point but will adjust according to the level of service I receive.
If I did everything right and got a 13% tip, I'd be pissed and think the person is a cheapskate. I'd definitely remember the person and you'd get exactly 13% worth of service next time.
I always tip 20% unless the service was really bad. And the math is easy, just take the final amount, move the decibel, and double it. :)